You may be asking your lawyer for advice and feel that they are just not getting you. Of course, you might be right! But what a lawyer always has to do is to imagine what the court will make of the situation. And they also have to test out what you are saying and this can feel like they are not on your side. But they won’t be doing a very good job if they don’t prepare you for what will happen in court and check out whether you have really thought things through. The lawyer will generally have a good idea what the court will be looking for and that is why they put you through your paces. Don’t jump to a conclusion. Ask if the lawyer thinks you have a good point and ask them to tell you whether you might be barking up the wrong tree. Then check it out with family, friends and organisations. Tell your lawyer what you are worried about and see if they can explain. We do sometimes get it wrong and we do sometimes jump to conclusions. Help your lawyer to help you.